Saudi Arabia’s relief agency concludes project to improve the lives of families of orphans in Yemen

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Time: October 06, 2018   

  • KSRelief began a program to help rehabilitate children and family members affected by the deaths from the war in Yemen
  • ‘Maharati Biyadi’ helped provide them with basic vocational skills to enable them to enter the labor market

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) on Friday concluded the Maharati Biyadi project to improve the livelihoods of orphans and family members affected in Yemen’s capital Aden.
For three months the project aimed to prepare and qualify 250 orphaned young male and female Yemenis in Aden, Hadramout and Shabwa governorates.
The project also aimed to provide them with basic vocational skills in the fields of sewing, embroidery, hairdressing, mobile maintenance, electrical installations, photography and video editing, carpentry, beekeeping and henna engraving.
During the ceremony, which was patronized by Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Obaid Bin Dajar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Ali Masood, praised Saudi Arabia’s role, represented by KSRelief, for introducing this project.
He said their “graduation will give them access to professional skills and provide a decent living for their families.”
The project was launched in July 2018 and has witnessed an improvement in the knowledge and skills gained by the participants through the youth capacity building courses. It has also provided them with professional skills that are useful to the labor market, reported the official Saudi Press Agency.
Professional equipment was then distributed to the participants, including cameras, computers, hairdressing and embroidery tools and sewing machines, and other administrative usages, such as telephones, air conditioning units, refrigerators and electrical appliances.”
On the sidelines of the ceremony, an exhibition was held to display a number of products and handicrafts made by the participants from Aden, Hadramout and Shabwa.
The ceremony included a presentation illustrating examples of their success stories and a segment expressing appreciation to Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief.
The ceremony was attended by several Yemeni officials, representatives from KSRelief and other civil society organizations and the families of the participants.

This article was first published in Arab News

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